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Dubai Got Soul

Dubai Got Soul

In this wonderfully captured 10-minute documentary, Bryan Gavigan collages fellow long time Dubai transplants and natives by inviting them to identify their concepts of culture in a place often criticized for not having one of their own. Since drafting plans for the calligraphic “Tashkeel” (meaning ‘art’ in Arabic) ramp in 2011, the Tashkeel Studio and Gallery...
Persia Explored

Persia Explored

The Visual-Traveling crew does it again! This time they’re off to our northern neighbor, Iran, for an exploration of a world still developing its skateboarding roots. Aside from being enthralled by amazing skating and never before seen spots, we’re most excited to be introduced to a 27-year-old Mohammed Javad Rahimi, who is found busy creating boards...
Alexandrian Duo

Alexandrian Duo

The world recently got a visceral glimpse into the life and work of Alexandrian skateboarder/artist, Ziad Ashraf, in ‘Portrait of a Skateboarding Artist’, a video portrait made by Muhammed Ibrahim. We contacted the Egyptian shredder to hear about skateboarding in Alexandria, as well as meet his filmer buddy for insight into what sparked his motivation to...
Illuminated Sparks

Illuminated Sparks

‘Sparks’ was a Dubai spot that everyone met up at.. The go-to for all Deira sessions. Since learning of it’s deconstruction in recent years, we’re hoping to do a future article commemorating this Dubai legend, and while digging up images we found this one of Greg Jojo. It was some point during this time that...
Pre-Tashkeel Days

Pre-Tashkeel Days

Long before Brad Kirr entered Tashkeel to orchestrate the circus of skateboarding in the lawns of the Dubai art center’s once serene backyard, B-Rad’s falcon-eye for lofty possibilities found him building ramps in an earlier stomping ground… The Mecca Ramp was legendary in Dubai as a sanctuary of skateboarding tucked into the garden of an...
Maysam Faraj Philly Phooty

Maysam Faraj Philly Phooty

Maysam just put out a few minutes of footage for Philly Skateboards. Mark Issa of Abu Dhabi/Lebanon makes a guest appearance with a few bangers!